Dancing with the Stars Season 6: Week 3

Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez – (Jive) I liked this routine a lot. It was fun and very energetic. I thought that her feet work was pretty good, considering how fast it was. Scores: 7/7/7

Steven Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya – (Tango) I thought that he tried too hard to look serious during this dance and he ended up looking a bit silly. I thought that he did an okay job. Scores 7/7/7

Cristià¡n de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke – (Jive): He danced with a sea lion earlier this week to learn how to have fun while dancing. It seemed to work because he had a goofy grin the entire dance. This dance was very high energy and I thought that his footwork was really good. At the end he slid on the floor and accidently hit one of the floor lights, but he still had the silly grin on his face. I think he took Steve Gutenberg’s happy energy for the week. Scores: 8/8/9

Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel – (Tango): This was a great dance for her because her face is so naturally expressionless anyway, it was not much of a stretch. I thought that she did a great job, especially interacting with her partner. There were a few footwork parts that could have been improved it, but I was entertained. She is really growing on me. Scores: 8/9/9

Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough – (Jive): They started the routine out with dual cartwheels and the energy didn’t stop throughout. I found the routine to be extremely enjoyable and I thought that she did a fantastic job. At the end, Shannon was so exhausted she had to sit down during the judges’ remarks (better than fainting a la Marie Osmond I guess). Score: 8/8/8
Marisa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani – (Jive): I really believe that a bad song can ruin a routine. Case in point, they danced to Avril Lavinge’s “I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend.” I found that song to be annoying to the point of distraction. She had some feet problems and I thought she did not seem to have the enthusiasm she has shown before. The judges were really harsh on her, telling her that she was not living up to her potential and given that she has a Tony award, she should know how perform. Marisa was very upset by their comments. Scores: 6/7/6

Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough – (Tango): The routine was quite good I thought, although Adam was not called on do to a lot of difficult moves, often acting as her plaything in a sense. Julianne wore an unattractive red wig and a dress that covered her completely. Adam said that the look was not helping their cause and that a couple of gay guys in wardrobe must have dressed her. Carrie Ann said he was sexy, although I think that is taking it a bit far. Overall he was much improved, although still not great. Score: 7/7/7

Mario and Karina Smirnoff – (Tango): His serious face looked a bit like he was constipated. I think it is difficult for smiley people to look serious without looking ridiculous. The dance was not so great and I think he messed up a few times when they were dancing on the side near the crowd. I would have also liked a little more oomph in the routine. Scores: 7/6/8

Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska -(Jive): An excellent and entertaining routine, although I was a bit annoyed that he lipsynched throughout. He had good footwork and I thought that he looked like he was having a lot of fun. Len didn’t like his routine, saying his footwork was sloppy and that one week you are a rooster, the next a feather duster (huh?) Scores: 8/7/8

Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas – (Tango): I was not as impressed by this as I have been of her other routines. It was just a bit so-so and didn’t have the intensity of some of the other tangos tonight. I don’t understand why they dressed him that color reddish suit, which clashed with the red accents on her dress.  The judges had some negative comments, but scored her well.  Scores: 9/9/9